Martin Short

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Martin Hayter Short CM (born March 26, 1950) is an actor, writer, and producer best known for his comedy work. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Short has created many memorable characters over the years, most notably Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley. He perhaps is best known for his work on SCTV and Saturday Night Live.

Short was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 1994.

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Family

His father was Charles Short, the vice president of a Canadian car company, who came to North America as a stowaway from Ireland; he died in 1972. His mother Olive was a violinist and a former child prodigy. She was the first female concertmaster in North America. She died of cancer in 1970. His cousin Clare Short is a prominent member of the British Parliament.

His wife is Nancy Dolman Short. They have three kids:

  • Daughter Katherine born 1983
  • Son Oliver born 1986
  • Son Henry born 1990

Filmography

  • 1972 "David Steinberg Show" TV Series
  • 1972 "Right On" TV Series
  • 1972 "Cucumber" TV Series
  • 1976 "Second City TV" TV Series
  • 1978 Cementhead (TV)
  • 1979 Lost and Found
  • 1979 "The Associates" TV Series
  • 1979 The Family Man (TV)
  • 1980 "I'm a Big Girl Now" TV Series
  • 1981 "SCTV Network 90" TV Series
  • 1982 "Miss Peach of the Kelly School" TV Series (Voice)
  • 1983 Sunset Limousine (TV)
  • 1983 "SCTV Channel" TV Series
  • 1984 "Saturday Night Live" TV Series
  • 1985 Martin Short Concert for the North Americas (TV)
  • 1986 íThree Amigos!
  • 1987 Really Weird Tales (TV)
  • 1987 Innerspace
  • 1987 Cross My Heart
  • 1988 "Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, The" TV Series (Voice)
  • 1989 Three Fugitives
  • 1989 Big Picture, The
  • 1989 Making of Me, The
  • 1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV)
  • 1989 Andrea Martin... Together Again (TV)
  • 1991 Pure Luck
  • 1991 Father of the Bride
  • 1992 Captain Ron
  • 1993 Money for Nothing (TV)
  • 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (Voice)
  • 1994 Clifford
  • 1994 "Martin Short Show, The" TV Series
  • 1995 Pebble and the Penguin, The (Voice)
  • 1995 Father of the Bride Part II
  • 1996 Mars Attacks!
  • 1996 Creature Crunch
  • 1997 Jungle 2 Jungle
  • 1997 Simple Wish, A
  • 1998 Merlin (TV)
  • 1998 Prince of Egypt, The (Voice)
  • 1998 Akbar's Adventure Tours
  • 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV)
  • 1999 Mumford
  • 2001 Get Over It
  • 2001 "Primetime Glick" TV Series
  • 2001 Prince Charming (TV)
  • 2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Voice)
  • 2002 Treasure Planet (Voice)
  • 2002 Cinemagique
  • 2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (Voice)
  • 2005 Jiminy Glick in La La Wood

Writer - Filmography

  • 1981 "SCTV Network 90" TV Series
  • 1983 "SCTV Channel" TV Series
  • 1984 "Saturday Night Live"
  • 1985 Martin Short Concert for the North Americas (TV)
  • 1988 "Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, The" TV Series
  • 1989 I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV)
  • 1994 "Martin Short Show, The" TV Series
  • 1999 "Martin Short Show, The" TV Series
  • 2001 "Primetime Glick" TV Series
  • 2005 "Jiminy Glick in La La Wood"

Producer - Filmography

  • 1994 "Martin Short Show, The" TV Series (Executive producer)
  • 1999 "Martin Short Show, The" TV Series (Executive producer)
  • 2001 "Primetime Glick" TV Series (Executive producer) (Producer)
  • 2005 "Jiminy Glick in La La Wood" (Producer)

Awards

  • 1982: Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program, SCTV Comedy Network; award shared
  • 1982: Nelly: Outstanding Writing, SCTV Comedy Network
  • 1993: Outer Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Actor in a Musical, The Goodbye Girl
  • 1993: Theater World Award
  • 1999: Outer Critics Circle: Outstanding Actor in a Musical Little Me
  • 1999: Tony: Actor in a Musical, Little Me

External link

A Glick and Martin News Site (http://glickmovie.blogspot.com)

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